When Brian visited CMO this fall he was working on some of his butterflies while there. He raised these and has to process them when they're ready, no matter where he is at the time. Here is how one batch looked during that process. He's meticulous in his work, I might add. I'm not sure why the pupa cases are with the specimens on this first photo and not the second.
I haven't seen these specimens since he left CMO but he sent me a photo recently of how they look now. I'm impressed.
To see one of these alive in Brian's hand check out my blog post for 9-14-14.
I have lived in the Christmas Mountains since 1976, and started my oasis in 1996. You can contact me at email@example.com for visiting instructions. No minors. Pet rules are the same as for Big Bend National Park.